Only about 39% of U.S. adults ages 44 to 62 know roughly how much the average Social Security Disability Insurance recipient gets from the program each month.
Researchers at America’s Health Insurance Plans, Washington, have published that figure in a summary of results from a recent survey of 2,387 U.S. adults, including 827 boomers.
In the real world, the average monthly SSDI benefit payment is about $1,000, AHIP researchers note.
About 18% of the boomers who participated in the survey estimated that the typical SSDI recipient received $1,500 or more in benefits each month, and 43% admitted that they had no idea what the average SSDI benefit payment is.
All survey participants were about as likely as the boomers to give an estimated average of $1,500 per month, and 48% of all participants said they could not guess what the average monthly payment is.